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Railway Stations: Access

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the number of train stations without adequate disabled access. (193609)

The Department for Transport does not hold detailed information about facilities at the 2,500 individual stations in Great Britain.

However, a study for the Strategic Rail Authority in 2005 identified that approximately 50 per cent. of stations do not provide step-free access, while 61 per cent. would benefit from new or improved customer information systems.